We all know that mastering “soft skills” such as leadership, communication, BS‘ing, etc. are very important skills for a PMP. Soft skills are great, but technical skills (hard skills) are often easier to learn and demonstrate mastery in.
The #1 technical skill I recommend PMPs learn is […]
Earning your PDUs from PMI REPs (Registered Education Providers) has pros and cons compared to earning PDUs from other sources. One benefit is that the PDU is preapproved by PMI if it can be found in the registered activities database in PMI’s CCRS. The only documentation you will need is your certificate of completion for the course/video. However, you should consider the following before earning PDUs from REPs: […]
Here’s how I use only free PDUs for PMP recertification to renew my PMP® every 3 years. I don’t waste time or money paying for more unneeded PDU courses. I get enough real-world professional development and learning from the awesome projects and people I work with. But to renew my PMP, I need to document that I’ve earned certain types of PDUs following PMI’s rules. The PMP renewal rules are complicated, which results in many PMPs paying […]
It’s not widely known, but PMI lets you use the previous PMP recertification rules if your PMP certification expires before December 1, 2017. You can find this tip buried in the rules and changes from PMI, or simply read on and let us make your PMP® recertification easier… In short, if your certification expires before December 1 2017, you can still claim 15 PDUs (professional development units or hours) for working […]
If your certification expires on or after December 1, 2017, you must follow the new PDU requirements. If you use RenewPM™, you don’t need to worry about the complicated rules and categories for earning and claiming PDUs, we’ll handle that for you. For the easiest and cheapest way to renew your certification, PDUmonster.com™ recommends that you meet the new PDU requirements by claiming: 8 PDUs (max.) for […]
What is a PMP PDU? In PMI-speak, a PMP PDU is a “Professional Development Unit”, which is equivalent to one hour of project management education or other professional development activities. Why are PDUs important for PMPs? When you renew your PMP (or other PMI certification), you are required to document the hours you have spent in “professional development” activities (such as watching exciting project management videos […]